Accommodation on offer for the Beach Clean-Up Weekend:
- De Hoop Collection: four sleeper/six sleeper Cottages – R1 450 per person; Suites one/two guests - R3 400 per person. (A minimum two-night stay on a Dinner, Bed & Breakfast basis). Rates are per person for the weekend (Friday and Saturday) and include two nights’ accommodation, two breakfasts, two dinners and Saturday packed lunch
- Morukuru Beach Lodge: Suite for one/two guests – R2 900 per person per night sharing, includes accommodation, all meals and soft drinks. 50% single supplement. The 5 suites can accommodate max 10 guests.
To qualify for the special rate guests must commit to the clean-up on the Friday from 16h00, and full day clean-up on the Saturday. Own transport to be used to and from Koppie Alleen.
Morukuru Beach Lodge will provide a packed lunch for guests on Saturday 28 May 2022, while De Hoop Collection will provide a delicious boma dinner (Beef or Vegetable Potjie and dessert) at 18h00 for guests on Saturday 28 May 2022; and should guests participate in a clean-up on Sunday, Morukuru Beach Lodge can provide a packed lunch at R150 per person. Transport will be provided for Morukuru Beach Lodge guests to and from De Hoop Collection for the boma dinner.
“The De Hoop Nature Reserve is one of the most beautiful and unique places in the world and it’s a privilege to be situated in this protected area. However, like anywhere in the world, sea debris and litter wash up on our shores. With Beach Clean-Up weekends such as this one, we can make a difference to ensure our beaches remain as pristine as possible” says Trevor van Laun, GM Morukuru Beach Lodge.
CapeNature will provide black bags and gloves and the area to be covered is from Koppie Alleen to Skipskop.
Adding support to this initiative the well-known Marine Conservation photographer Jean Tresfon, after a recent visit to De Hoop had this to say… “De Hoop Nature Reserve is one of my favourite places to connect with nature - a unique mix of deserted coastline - whales frolicking just offshore - undulating sand dunes, fields of fynbos - bontebok, zebra and eland - a huge vlei that is a birder's paradise - the Potberg mountain range with the last breeding colony of vultures in the Western Cape - this is a very special spot indeed. My wife and I took a walk westwards along the beach from Koppie Alleen - this is a completely deserted beach with very few people ever exploring it and apart from the unbelievable birding opportunities it offers, it also almost always, presents a surprise or two. The surprise we got turned out to be a rather shocking one! The entire 8km stretch of beach we walked was covered in plastic rubbish, old slipslops, plastic needles, discarded fishing nets, broken crayfish traps, ropes and a myriad of bottles - a literal rubbish dump. Definitely time for a serious beach clean-up!”
Morukuru Beach Lodge
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Morukuru Beach Lodge is situated at Koppie Alleen, along the unspoilt coastline of the De Hoop Nature Reserve. Considered to be the ultimate place in South Africa to view southern right whales, De Hoop Nature Reserve also offers towering white sand dunes, limestone cliffs, rock pools and coastal fynbos. Morukuru Beach Lodge has been built with the greatest sensitivity to the environment. Due to our remote location we are fully off the grid. Guests are able to enjoy lazy days by the pool, sundowners on the first floor rooftop terrace or intimate moments in our sheltered courtyards. Or embrace adventure and get involved in a wide range of activities which can be pursued with or without a guide, like dune-boarding, mountain-biking, nature trekking or a marine walk. Request a picnic basket and blanket, head off and savour a secluded lunch on the beach, in the dunes or amongst the fynbos. Guests at Morukuru Beach Lodge enjoy complimentary use of outdoor equipment (like snorkels, masks, water shoes, wetsuits, mountain bikes, sand boards, ponchos, gumboots, beach umbrella, towels). So no need to pack any of that. We do recommend a minimum stay of 2 nights, to fully appreciate the location and all the activities on offer. Just 3 hours drive from Cape Town, Morukuru Beach Lodge is ideally situated halfway between Cape Town and Knysna/Plettenberg along the Garden Route. Morukuru Family De Hoop was awarded Best Resort in South Africa by Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice in 2020 & 2021 and World Travel Award for Best Beach Hotel In South Africa 2020 & 2021.
De Hoop Collection
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The De Hoop Collection - a member of Cape Country Routes – and the first private/public partnership in the South African hospitality industry opened in the De Hoop Nature Reserve in the Western Cape in 2007. The Reserve in the Overberg region, a short three hour drive from Cape Town along the world renowned Garden and Whale routes is the perfect holiday destination for families, couples, groups, honeymooners and wedding parties, family reunions and birthday weekends and an ideal stop-over en route from the Cape Winelands to Plettenberg Bay. De Hoop Collection offers a wide range of accommodation designed to suit all budgets. Overlooking the beautiful vlei with its spectacular bird life is the staple of De Hoop’s dining scene, The Fig Tree Restaurant and the Silo Wine Cellar where an exceptional variety of wines can be enjoyed. De Hoop, a World Heritage site, offers world-class whale-watching and is a paradise for bird enthusiasts with its more than 260 species of birds including the endangered Cape Vultures. A colony of almost 200 vultures roost and nest in the Potberg Mountains and exciting Vulture hikes and viewing opportunities are offered. Other activities include interpretive marine walks, hiking and mountain biking trails, eco boat cruises on the vlei, nature drives and tennis or boules. De Hoop is a nature lover’s paradise of unparalleled peace and tranquility and may well be one of the last of the Cape’s unspoiled gems.